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O, one more thing ;)

I forgot about the cursor keys. When pressing {down}, it should create 5? more (new)lines the moment it (the cursor) stays in place (stops moving). Effectively creating newlines on the fly. When pressing a key other than {down}, it resets the max. count (suggested to be 5), so the user wont go too far down, but still can go further this way.

And when pressing {right}, it should add spaces up until it (the cursor) gets close to the right window (frame) border,  on the place of the newline character the second {end} should find. That's about it.. :tease:

Nice to have a click anywhere and type like placing text in Draw (OOorg/LibreOffice).

Yours. Nice forum.

Second bit:

I have mapped the Pause key (unused and present) to this sequence:
End (twice) Enter

In Notepad++ this works fine.
(And in this forum, but not with word wrapped text dough, but that's OK;)

Send, {end}{end}{enter}

I'll see what my father thinks. Logic no doubt.
Have a lot of fun.

Dear Skrommel,

Seeing the magic with Autohotkey it might be possible to create a "logical (my dad)" Click 'n Type (M$)/Shadow Cursor (Corel WordPerfect) thing (with for example notepad), but I'll donate anyway! Thanks. Bas

Or link the [Enter] key to firs¶
t go to the end of the line, before putting the cursor down one line, in essence, good point. :)

Post New Requests Here / Re: mouse hover image preview
« on: December 10, 2009, 07:11 AM »
This is rich!

And this way I found what I was looking for in the past; Windows hacks. Those will be the days where you can remove or disable other Explorer functionality. I've tried LitePC, Rob Moss' LiteShell, bbLean and Desktop Sidebar, Google Apps e.a. (Noteflight;), Wine (Linux), and I'm currently testing ReactOS (it didn't like tkabc.tcl ;), but the best thing seems to be hacking Windows.

I might try (seen on, but not at the moment. (Seems promising though.)
I haven't tried Adobe's Air.

Post New Requests Here / Re: mouse hover image preview
« on: December 09, 2009, 05:35 PM »
This is useful and a nice alternative. Thank you.

Post New Requests Here / Re: "CloseInactiveWin"
« on: December 09, 2009, 05:26 PM »
Thank you for this possibility. I haven't tried it yet but it looks promising.

I don't want to push my luck, but is it possible to assign this command to the X button?

Of course I may not have to; when I've time, I'll figure out its ways.

Thanks again.

Post New Requests Here / "CloseInactiveWin"
« on: December 06, 2009, 08:54 AM »


Somethimes it takes a long while for the window to close if it has to be redrawn on the foreground first (whether I'd be a fast computer or not), which is something Mocrosoft overlooked.

Post New Requests Here / mouse hover image preview
« on: December 06, 2009, 08:51 AM »

popup window to show the image file on which the mouse hovers, in the space available left (right, above or below) of the Windows Explorer (with the thumbs or list view). Perhaps in conjunction with auto window raise (to make (Explorer) window active (MouseActivate), and inactive again if mouse leaves the window).

Also, the thumbs in the Windows (XP) Explorer still appear a bit small, of which Microsoft decided.

CutAway can do it, but it would be nice to switch off the left pane when Explorer shows the image previewer ("Filmstrip View"). At this point the left pane can't be switched off unless the window is made narrow enough, and thus can get in the way.

Dear Mouser e.a.,

It's a bit like the universal command line utility (ie. D&DR); can you create a header (form) and body section for eml and abc(m) files? It's for (for example) iDev's cmdMailer2.exe and abc2pdf.bat. Double \r\n\r\n characters must be converted to a single \r\n (CR LF pair) in abc text files, because everything below an empty line will be ignored (unless in case of a new 'X:n' section).

I've seen how easy it was to localize the entry boxes, and in case of cmdMailer this eml file would then be the %F1 in 'CMDMAILER2 /HOST:hostname /EMLFILE:%F1 [/PORT:portnr] [/USER:username] [/PWD:password] [/SAVEMSG]'

The headerlist for abc files may be found here: from

If you're appealed by this, then I hope it generates some extra good revenue!
iDev is located at, under Software-Other tools


It seems such a utility does exist. Right here. I'm going to check on Drag and Drop Robot.

I need some more time with Drag and Drop Robot, it could actually do just that what I wished for.

the screenshot I was referring to was on the Drag and Drop Shell Robot page. I focussed on the command line string in the middle. I did somehow mistaken it for a graphics specific application, whereas my thoughts went to a GUI for commands interface accepting anything. I'll run it tomorrow. I like your feature suggestion for it, that would be useful.

it seems that I have some research to do. I may find this in the user tools within some apps; but I would argue that it might be relatively easy, one of course if Mouser's work is just underrated and the work was already done, and two that the app would initially just host the full but divided up commandline string, to be passed to the cmd console.

Drag and Drop robot seems more capable though, than what I intended. And it's maybe just right.

Just watched the flash video. Wow. Say no more. (Please do;)

Living Room / Concept stage (workground) - "ifo computing"
« on: August 02, 2009, 04:41 AM »

perhaps it's an idea for a new section where big concepts can be placed, without being necessarily being worked out within I'd be happily outvoted on this one, but, I could be wrong.

This idea is not for CodingSnacks for completion but the rough concept may be, at least the research is there to be reckoned with, but can be done in an hour or two;
The idea is to switch operating systems. If a state of the computer is saved, preferably a compatible state where not everything is stored but just enough for the operating system to cope with (and not needing an update each time), then another computer state may be loaded to be able to land on the operating system and partition there that computer state may reside.

Switching between Win98 and WinXP may be easier than between Windows and Linux, or not, I don't know, but the Linux community is there to help. So, it's a running 'identified flying object' metaphorically speaking, activating the system underneath. Thought it would be nice to share 'ifo computing' with you.

That's it in a nutshell, and may be interresting. (At least we broke the patent rules on this one¡)
Interface out..  :P

Thank you for your suggestion, but no, it's a little different.

I can however explain myself by means of this utility;
It's a graphical user interface, but what type of programme it's used with doesn't really matter. The command line string you see in the middle of the screenshot would then be divided up or split up by switches and filenames to rows according to the number of types of argument changes. (In the screenshot I count, combining same types of argument for one row, including the first exe path, roughly eight or maybe four, I'm not familiar with this programme).

It's a command line argument or parameter helper, where any (argument accepting) programme can be inserted, and any file can be dropped in as an argument. Kind of like a 'programme.exe %1 %2' shortcut on the desktop, but then graphical.

Thank you for allowing me to explain.

One step further, but that goes beyond the scope, is that the programme interpreted the user's intentions, and automatically corrects the syntax (notifying the user), according to a database, that the programme positioned in the first row accepts the arguments syntax it's programmed to do. (For example a 'mix' instruction on say, row four, where it gets positioned after another argument instead of before, would be translated back to '-m' or montage for Magick, offering any more options if available.)

For example
'mount -t loop image.iso /mnt/isoimage iso9660 -o' would be illegal and
'mount -t iso9660 -o loop image.iso /mnt/isoimage' would be correct.

For the original idea, imagine a window graphical border around '/mnt/isoimage' where any other image file can be dropped (this is Linux, but for Windows it's about the same, in this case 'mount' has probably to be a Windows tool located in the %path% environment).

I don't want to be greedy, but is there a utility where I can insert, or drag-and-drop, a commandline (accepting arguments) utility on the first row, and add one other row for each argument relevant? (With history and commenting logging, and perhaps envirenmental settings when relevant, talk about being greedy) (and perhaps command string pasting, to be distributed)

For example:
1.  c:\program files\imaginary\imaginary.exe (could be any programme)
2.  --option1 --option2
3.  d:\my images\picture1.jpg
4.  -o
5.  d:\my images\picture2.jpg
6.  empty

would presumably combine two images, assuming the syntax is accepted by 'imaginary.exe' of course.

I had a use for this a couple of times, I wonder if anyone else finds this useful. (I think it's a gem;)

I'm backing away a bit from this, but I thought the idea is good. This one is for use for other people then, where I wanted to share this with you.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Idea: comparing SFV
« on: July 27, 2009, 06:51 AM »
Dear Coding Snacks,

Sorry for bringing this out on top.
Concerning my language, this idea needs explaining. This is a practical example of a running programme, explained by its output:

Looking for matches from 'filedirectorystructure.sfv' in %drive%
Appending unmatched files to 'unmatched.sfv'
Moving matched files to %drive%%path%
Moving matched files to %drive%%path%, file exists,
  appending to 'duplicates.sfv' with filedate
  (and any other file info in the comment in the future?)

Neat eh? I hope you like it. Of course, it is on that basis if you decide you go along with it or not. This is unconditional.


'filedirectorystructure.sfv' (the way you want it) to clean on the inorderness of:
somebody's computer (%drive%) e:\dir1\dir2\fileX.doc

Source code files could be even better treated with this (such a) utility..

Hi Mouser,

Perhaps it's something to add to MiniCap, but that would make it closer to the full Screenshot Captor in scope. Come to think of it, it would almost become a MidiCap, somewhere in between.

To make matters worse, although not originally the case (in my request), I've seen reports on the net that transparency with png graphics aren't as straitforward; Any imagery that MidiCap would see on your desktop could be used for webpages.

It seems I can't answer straight. To get back to your question, one of the two lines is the inner loop, and the other line is the outer border loop, where in between transparency gets distributed from 0% to 100%. This is a quick way to add standard masking.

Don't get me wrong, the features in Screenshot Captor are great, including the bitmap masking which is very (very) useful; perhaps it's nice to create a desktop snapshot tool specialized in masking, more graphics oriented, holding the snap collection for a DTP programme.

Hmm, don't know about the coding, but moving a bitmap (or some lines) over a snapshot as a very simple process in MiniCaptor would just do the job. It's late, and I'm working too hard ;) but that actually makes sense.  :Thmbsup:

I hope other people would approve.

Perhaps MiniCap can map out an image 1:1 if the filename or url of the image is known, but then I'll just stitch images together or use a virtual desktop, this can be solved. Thanks again Mouser.

keywords: mask breakdown**, purpose

Hello Mouser,

This is for your 'Box of choices';)

For the purpose of DTP photo collaging, perhaps it's worthwhile to break up the Screenshot Captor programme into a single purpose application.

- Getting a selected region of the desktop; defining the corner points prior to displaying the image 1:1 (quite a challenge?)
- Applying a mask from the list as done in Screenshot Captor (the raster format png's great in doing that!)
- Auto saving it to the folder and left list also as done in Screenshot Captor
- Also dragging and dropping to for example Viva Designer works like a charm (as in Screenshot Captor), I'm not sure about the maintaining chores*, but it could appeal to more computer illiterate users.

Then again, it's almost MiniCap, but then for a slightly different purpose. *Perhaps it's nice to be able to turn off several other purpose functions in Screenshot Capture to get down to this? If not on a module basis, perhaps as in a modifyable GUI, I don't know.

- I can't help it, but a designer's mask with two feather lines super imposed, which can be moved and then applied, would perhaps also appeal to others. Don't forget to donate to this great initiative (!

Thank you,

ps. I have requested the Snippy author for a feather function, I thought that would also be a good suggestion. You can find this on http://tech.groups.y...ri-users/message/685

** a positive breakdown that is :>

I'd like to see a 'duplicate (jpg) files acumulator on the basis of "date taken" programme.
Selection done with typing properties, directory locations with wildcards?,which is perhaps quicker than filling out a series of radio buttons, to isolate the 'keep or move' list, however you feel comfortable.
Warn when all instances of duplicates are selected (or matched).

Thanks again,

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Addressbook autocomplete
« on: August 11, 2008, 09:10 AM »
.. and it would be neat to put it in an ole's only page; a wysiwyg programme where you can choose a page size (such as A4), ole's, save and print. (Overlapping with transparantie would be great.) (And quit.)

You'd have to install a few gpl programmes to get the ole's available though. Har.
But that would be near DTP.

Yours truly,

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: spreadsheet timeline
« on: August 10, 2008, 10:46 AM »
As with the ole idea, this could as well live outside (non-embedded) of the app, to visualize a range of dates of several employees for example, or customers/visits (housecalls), no dates mind you.

Perhaps it's worthwhile to be able to switch cells from dates to days in between, so that one can visualize relevant difference in three ways.

Perhaps the dates ranges has to be selected in the spreadsheet document, to be visualized in the stand-alone app.

OOo come on over!


Hopefully the image attachment works..

ASAP timeline design.png

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Addressbook autocomplete
« on: August 10, 2008, 06:29 AM »
IDEA: ole object to make use of [Outlook]'s [address] database with "live-autocompletion" (updated on every keystroke) on the basis of a (the first) matched string/entry.

If entered a street name (perhaps the second field in the app) the other fields are filled in accordingly, as suggested on the basis of the entered character.

Compared to the "Comparing SFV" idea it may not be that great, or interesting (I consider that a killer feature if I'm not mistaken ;), but thy fun and a bit handy nonetheless.

I may have not explaned the other idea well enough, but this idea looks like a linked form inside a document as I'll show with the excellent tools already available;

Fish Mainbeat
Waterlane 13
1834NA  Vlissingen


Fish Mainbeat
Waterlane 13
1834NA  Vlissingen


Fish Mainbeat
Waterlane 13
1834NA  Vlissingen

The red are the entered characters. (I had to enter more on the last occasion because I have more fish relatives living there.)

I like the preview!

Post New Requests Here / Idea: comparing SFV
« on: July 03, 2008, 01:16 PM »
I'd like to propose an idea to arrange a directory structure (by moving and matching mostly) according to a sfv file (created with Bradford Smith's 'Easy SFV Creator' for example.)

Can anybody see any advantages in this? It's readable, managable, small, and potentially (inter app.) compatible for for example file comparison use.


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